Josh Hill is “itching” to return to the football field with the Northern Blues. (PHOTO CREDIT: Northern Blues Football Club)
With a vast amount of AFL experience under his belt, Josh Hill believes he has a lot to offer his new club.
The former Western Bulldog and West Coast Eagle signed for the club in December, and has spent the last month getting to know his new teammates and coaches.
Now preparing for his first year outside the AFL, Hill is looking forward to a different challenge to what he’s previously been used to.
“Hearing about the whole community and how welcoming everyone is, the whole environment… everyone’s opened the doors and made me feel right at home,” Hill told Northern Blues Media.
“I’m the oldest bloke on the list so I think I can offer that experience and feedback to the younger boys and help them along the way.”
Hill has spent over 10 years in the AFL system, and has now arrived at one of the youngest lists in the VFL competition.
What a way to bring in the new year!
We're delighted to announce that Josh Hill is #NorthBound in 2018.
— Northern Blues FC (@NBluesFC) December 21, 2017
Preparing for his first VFL game since the 2011 Grand Final with Williamstown, Hill said he was “itching” to get back into playing games of football.
“I’ve been watching a bit of footy with the AFLW and I can’t wait, we’ve all got that energy to get going and we’re looking forward to it.”
“There’s a lot of energy and excitement with these younger guys running around, it makes you feel young again.”
For Hill’s full comments, watch the video above.